Three years ago, a victim impact statement read by Emily Doe at her rapist’s sentencing hearing, moved millions. The Stanford sexual assault case involving Emily Doe and Brock Turner captured the public’s attention and sparked national outrage. Early this morning The New York Times revealed Emily Doe’s identity: an Asian American named Chanel Miller.
In 2016, Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting Miller outside of a fraternity party in 2015. He was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, a conviction that could have landed him a 14-year prison sentence. Instead, the case’s judge, Aaron Persky gave Turner six months in jail. Persky believed that Turner showed remorse, despite Turner refusing to admit he had sexually assaulted Miller, according to The Huffington Post.
Since then, the focus in the media, positive or negative, has largely been on Turner. Now, Miller is coming forward to claim her narrative.
The New York Times article that revealed Miller’s identity also reported that she has written a memoir called “Know My Name.” The memoir will describe Miller’s life since the trial. It is being published by Viking and is scheduled to come out on September 24.
The memoir’s cover art is inspired by a Japanese art form called kintsugi, or “golden repair,” which bonds broken pieces of pottery together with lacquer and powdered gold.
Miller will read the statement she gave at her sentencing hearing on an episode of “60 Minutes” and give an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Bill Whitaker. The episode will be broadcast on “60 Minutes,” Sunday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT on CBS.
According to her author biography on the Penguin Random House website, Miller graduated from UC Santa Barbara. She now lives in San Francisco where she works as a writer and artist.
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